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Christopher Willis

Partner at Ballard Spahr LLP

Christopher J. Willis is the Co-Leader of the firm’s Consumer Financial Services Group. He devotes his practice to assisting financial services institutions facing state and federal government investigations and examinations, counseling them on compliance issues including UDAP/UDAAP, credit reporting, debt collection and fair lending, and defending them in individual and class action lawsuits brought by consumers and enforcement actions brought by government agencies.

Chris also brings his litigation and enforcement experience to bear in assisting clients in designing new products and processes, including product structure, advertising, online application flows, underwriting, and collection and loss mitigation strategies.

Chris speaks frequently at conferences across the country on the subject of consumer financial services law and has been featured in numerous articles in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington PostAmerican BankerNational Law JournalBNA Bloomberg, and Bank Safety and Soundness Advisor.